Back to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2019

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In 2019, the public sector will pay for about 70% of total health expenditures (65.1% from the provincial and territorial governments and 5.3% from other parts of the public sector).

Private-sector spending will account for the other 30% of total health expenditure in 2019. The private sector has 3 components, the largest of which is out-of-pocket spending (14.4%), followed by private health insurance (12.3%) and non-consumption (2.9%).

The public/private split has been fairly consistent since the early 2000s, with the public-sector share of total health spending remaining relatively stable at around 70%.

In 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2017, the split was 70% public/30% private.